The full nationalization of health care will result in billions if not trillions more taxpayer dollars being handed in part to Big Pharma and health care unions. So, it’s no surprise that the people who run these industries would be in support of throwing more taxpayer money towards government-run health care.
Sure enough, Andy Stern, President of the Service Employees International Union, and Jeff Kindler, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, are supporting President ObamaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s call for the government to Ã¢â‚¬Å“fixÃ¢â‚¬Â the health care system. What a, uh, surprise:
AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s economic recovery depends upon solving the healthcare emergency that is bankrupting families and eroding our competitiveness in the global economy.
I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t agree more, but I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t disagree more that the very entity that is bankrupting families and eroding our competitiveness in the global economy should be the one to fix it.
The government has been Ã¢â‚¬Å“fixingÃ¢â‚¬Â health care for years Ã¢â‚¬â€ just like theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been Ã¢â‚¬Å“fixingÃ¢â‚¬Â public education, the auto industry, Wall Street and border security Ã¢â‚¬â€ and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re looking at the results.
Sure, a health care system fully run by the government will at least temporarily solve the problems… of health care unions and Pfizer Ã¢â‚¬â€ but the rest of us will be Pf@*#ed, and there ain’t no pill for that.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s free.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€ P.J. OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Rourke